"This little book is a translation, the only one from the Latin, of the Preces Gertrudiance, a manual of devotions compiled in the seventeenth century from the Suggestions of Divine Piety of St. Gertrude and St. Mechtilde, nuns of the Order of St. Benedict. Of this work Alban Butler says, in his life of St. Gertrude, that it is " perhaps the most useful production, next to the writings of St. Teresa, with which any female saint ever enriched the Church." Care has been taken to preserve, not only the substance, but, as far as might be, the form, of the original prayers; and a few others, well known and much valued, have been added as an Appendix."
Devotions for Daily Use 1 For the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass ... 18 To the Most Holy Trinity 35 To our Lord Jesus Christ 63 On the Passion 82 To the Blessed Virgin Mary . . . .116 To certain Saints 143 For the Church, for those i» Affliction, for the Dying, and for the Faithful Departed . 163 For Confession 192 For Communion 210 The Soul's last Will and Testament . . 234 Additional Devotions 242